Riverside County’s overtime costs exceed $110 million in 2020-2021

Riverside County agencies’ overtime expenses exceeded $110 million in the previous fiscal year, with the sheriff’s department leading the pack, according to a report that the Riverside County Board of Supervisors signed off on during its Tuesday, Oct. 19, meeting. In a 5-0 vote without comment, the board accepted and filed the Office of the Auditor-Controller’s 2020-2021 fiscal year “Full Transparency Countywide Overtime Monitoring” assessment, which showed $111.1 million in total paid out to cover overtime costs throughout county government, compared to $116 million in the previous fiscal year, a drop of 4%. Auditors focused mainly on agencies that had exceptionally higher overtime outlays, including the county Sheriff's Department, Fire Department, Emergency Management De
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